Just last month, I attended the my fourth AKP Retreat, in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was, as always, an amazing experience. We spent four days exploring the city, talking business and photography, and meeting new and amazing faces. I find it ironic that this retreat was a year after my first AKP Retreat in Nashville, Tennessee. It was that retreat that changed my entire business, my focus, and my continued education. I cannot thank my dear friend, Aston Kelley-Werkmeister of Ashton Kelley Photography, enough for all that she has taught me, encouraged me, and inspired me. Not only in my business and photography, but in my personal life. I love you girl, I know you are reading this!!

Ashton knew of a fellow wedding photographer & her husband, both the team of Megan Crawford Photography in New Orleans. She reached out to Megan & Jarred, as the time we were there they were celebrating their five year anniversary. Lucky us, we got the honor of capturing their wedding anniversary photos! We had so much fun exploring the Garden District of New Orleans with these two. Such a sweet & gorgeous couple, and so in love!


New Orleans Destination Photographer

New Orleans Anniversary Session – AKP Retreat – Destination Photographer





I had to throw in there some behind the scenes shots of my goofy friends, lol, so you all can see how much fun we have when shooting together. I love my AKP girls!! The trust and bonds we share are forever. These are my people.

I fell in love with New Orleans, and am now dreaming of going back as a destination wedding photographer. In another blog, I can show you two more couples sessions we did outside of the Garden District, in the French Quarter. I can find beauty anywhere, I can find the light and shadows anywhere, and I can make beautiful photographs anywhere for my clients. Planning a destination wedding in New Orleans, or anywhere in the world? I am your girl.




Let’s talk about style. These two are the perfect example of what to where to your anniversary session, and even an engagement session. The mix of beautiful florals on Megan’s dress, combined with the clean blue suit that Jerrod wore, it is perfection. Have I ever mentioned how much I love a flowy skirt or dress in a session? They photograph beautifully!




I am a Northeast Ohio Wedding & Portrait Photographer, based out of a small Lake County town, called Madison. But, I have a wanderlust soul, and want to see the world. My goal for 2018 is to book my first destination wedding, and I can’t wait to see it happen! I would love to go back to New Orleans, but would also love to explore Maine, Oregon, Hawaii, Alaska, Mexico(I will be there in June!), South Carolina, and much more.



Take a look back soon, for more couple’s from New Orleans!



Lindsay Dawn Photography

New Orleans Destination Photographer

New Orleans Anniversary Session – Destination Photographer -Northeast Ohio Wedding Photographer


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  1. Ashton says:

    I LOVE this! From the portraits and the behind the scenes, it had me smiling from ear to ear!

  2. Audrey says:

    You all looked like you had SO much fun, and the garden district is just SOOOOO beautiful!!!

  3. Jessica Hunt says:

    These all look amazing! I am so happy that you all had a good time!

  4. Cassandra Richardson says:

    Wow! You are absolutely right, you can find beauty in any location!!! You did a phenomenal job with these, and I can’t wait to see you book your first first destination wedding! I know you will make that happen!!

    Also, can I just say…. I love the behind the scenes shots! You ladies look like you have so much fun together! I may or may not be slightly jealous!! 😍😍😍

  5. Vanessa Hicks says:

    JUST WOE! These are so incredible and I heard the retreat was so much fun@!

  6. Tricia Ann Welch says:

    This entire blog from start to finish is MAGICAL! It makes me feel like I was right along side you wonderful ladies!

  7. amanda says:

    These anniversary images are stunning!!! Northeast Ohio sure does have some beautiful locations but New Orleans – Oh my! I look forward to seeing your wedding photographer work in my feed.

  8. So fun! I wish I could have gone. Woo!


    Your editing style is swoonworthy!

  10. Amber says:

    These images make me seriously regret not being there with y’all.

  11. sharronwynn says:

    I love how you captured this special day for them! Beautiful images! Awesome job Lindsay! <3

  12. Raina says:

    These two are just the sweetest!! I am loving these images. His suit compliments her carefree floral style so perfectly! Can hardly wait to see your photos from your trip to Mexico June!

  13. Are you kidding me? This is such an absolutely stunning anniversary session! Were you their wedding photographer back in Northeast Ohio?

  14. It’s always fun capturing anniversary sessions as a photographer! Did you capture their wedding in Northeast Ohio as well?

  15. christie says:

    An anniversary session is so much fun!! They are such a beautiful couple! Were you also their wedding photographer in Northeast Ohio?

  16. Yessss these are stunning! And I love that you included some behind the scenes in here too!

  17. Love these!!!! The behind the scenes are so awesome, too! What a great look into an awesome shoot and some gorgeous final images!

  18. Amy Soper says:

    Sounds like such a fun retreat! These photos are lovely and the couple look just so happy together. I will definitely refer my clients looking for a destination wedding photographer out that way! Great job!

  19. Daisy says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans! That’s a lucky couple to have these pretty images! Love the BTS too!

  20. Andrea says:

    Fun! New Orleans would be a great place for your first destination wedding. So much texture and character in that town it’s such photogenic place to photograph.

  21. Jan says:

    I definitely love chosen location. And all the emotions here!

  22. Sarah says:

    I’m swooning over these, like literally in love with everyone of them. They make me want to plan a destination wedding right to New Orleans!

  23. Mariko says:

    I love this session. It looks like it was so much fun. It was nice to see my favorite Northeast Ohio wedding photographer in a fun new location.

  24. christie says:

    What a fun location to photograph a wedding in!! You are lucky to get to be a photographer in Northeast Ohio and around the globe as well 🙂

  25. Can’t believe I missed this blog! Great work Lindsay!

  26. MINH DOAN-LIN says:

    New Orleans looks like such a fun city to shoot in. I would love to do a destination wedding anniversary session there with you as my photographer.

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